December 12, 2014 12:00 pm -


The United States secretly infiltrated Cuba’s underground hip-hop movement in an attempt to recruit rappers to help spark a youth movement against the Cuban government. The claim comes from a newly released report by the Associated Press, which obtained documents that show that the U.S. Agency for International Development used unwitting Cuban musicians in an attempt…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

14 responses to U.S. Tried To Spark Uprising In Cuba Through Hip-Hop

  1. Aun Awn December 12th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Good? Cuba would be better off without communism and the world would be better off without communist nations.

    • fahvel December 12th, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      and you base your brilliant comment on what? Cuba is a very nice pace despite the evil imposed upon it by the usa – doctors, literacy etc far exceed that of the usa.

      • tracey marie December 12th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

        it’s a troll, here to start trouble and get it’s nickels. This one is not clever enough to even bother with

    • rg9rts December 13th, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Hardly broke in the ID

  2. EnuffBull December 12th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Haven’t Cubans suffered enough?

    • rg9rts December 13th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

      It drives the baggers that they seem to do quite well without us.

  3. tiredoftea December 12th, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    So, we start with infiltrating street movements and end up with torture. Gotts to love our way to encourage democracy.

  4. tracey marie December 12th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Just drop the old fashioned and ridiculous embargo, if we can do business and travel to China we can do business/travel with Cuba.

    • ExPFCWintergreen December 12th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      It’s actually a kind of clever idea, using music to delegitimize a regime. We tried it in the 50s with jazz, for example, and in the case of at least some Communist countries it seemed to have an effect; you know, the idea of improvisational music as being somehow impossible to create in a totalized state had the effect of decoupling a lot of intellectuals from their regimes (it’s why Goebbels created his own Nazi swing band in an effort to out-boggie Glenn Miller). The real problem here is the target. Cubans already have a rich and vibrant musical culture, one we’ve been plumbing for inspiration for decades. But you’re right: the only thing that has kept the Castros in power is the embargo — for which I’m sure Fidel has been eternally grateful.

      • tracey marie December 12th, 2014 at 8:46 pm

        china…I rest my case

        • ExPFCWintergreen December 12th, 2014 at 11:46 pm

          China’s tricky, though. The regime is being very clever, like Vietnam’s. Whether it’s sustainable or not over the long run is unclear, but so far there’s not a lot of indications that this semi-capitalist experiment in a few provinces is fundamentally undermining the regime, Hong Kong notwithstanding.

          • rg9rts December 13th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

            You’ll know when they have the number 1 hit on billboard

      • rg9rts December 13th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

        SEX DRUGS AND ROCK&ROLL the downfall of our wonderful american culture

  5. rg9rts December 13th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Brought to you by the same idiots that use torture for information gathering…an also useless endeavor..